With the anticipation for a less than favorable forecast this weekend, Patrick Johnson, owner of the Great American Dirt Track has decided to reschedule the running of the biggest race of the season at the Jetmore oval.


With the anticipation for a less than favorable forecast this weekend, Patrick Johnson, owner of the Great American Dirt Track has decided to reschedule the running of the biggest race of the season at the Jetmore oval.
     "I spoke with a Meteorologist at the Dodge City Airport this afternoon, and he told me conditions weren't going to be favorable for a race this weekend," stated Johnson. "They are forecasting wind chills to be 45 degrees at 7 p.m., and between 8-9 p.m., they tell me it will feel like it's in the mid 30's. This is with a constant 20-30 mph wind too."
     The race will be rescheduled with the same format and purse structure utilized. Johnson went on to say, "When we started this race, we wanted fans and racers to be able to come out to our facility and have a great time. Needless to say, we dealt with cooler than optimal temperatures and a stiff breeze last year. We're not going to subject our patrons, competitors and marketing partners to those conditions again."
     The makeup date is preliminarily plotted for July 6 and 7. There are still a few loose ends to be tied up, and once it's official a new release will be submitted outlining all the specifics.
     "I'm determined to make this an annual event," quoted Johnson. "We can't build this into the mega type of event, and get it to the level we want, by taking steps backwards. This race will happen. It's imperative we place the fans, drivers and sponsors at the fore front, always. That's why this weekend simply will not work."
     To find out more about the Great American Dirt Track visit, greatamericandirttrack.com. Also, be sure to visit their fan page on Facebook. These two outlets will keep you up to speed with the Jetmore oval.